The strain of oyster mushroom you choose for your cultivation can have a extreme impact on yield. Different strains within the same species of oyster mushrooms can produce vastly different results. This means that genetic differences of various strains can have different effects on mushroom productivity.
Testing a new strain of oyster mushroom is necessary. High performing strains must carefully developed and optimized over the years to produce good, reliable yields as well as high nutritious component. These tested strains are preserved as cultures, which are commercially available.
The testing of potential strains means trying to maximize yield, and choosing the best strains for commercial cultivation is completely important. Moreover, performances of these strains have to properly investigate in the optimal environmental conditions.